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Search: Posts Made By: cookwithgas
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 05-01-2013
Replies: 83
Views: 7,363
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Amuse me, sailing small boat offshore.

How about trying it in an 18' open boat. Look up Webb Chiles on the internet. He's still alive and you can email and talk to him. His book is published free here:
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Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-14-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2,187
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Climbing the mast

I purchased an ATN mast climber and have used it twice. It takes a good bit of energy to get to the top, but it works. I always plan to have a second person on a spare halyard and winch just in...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,167
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: How do you store your stern line?

Here is a picture of my "Cone in a bucket."
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2013
Replies: 26
Views: 4,167
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: How do you store your stern line?

I made up a spare anchor/line storage bucket this way - I found a new, orange traffic cone (maybe for skateboarding), and put it in a 5-gallon bucket (with a little trimming). Drilled holes in the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 3,163
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Edson Pedestal Paint?

Sand, Tape, Spray. Rust-Oleum high gloss.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-03-2013
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Here is an update - the wheel is installed and working. I tried it out on new years day and I'm very happy with it. Since the pedestal is installed behind the original tiller shaft, I can install...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 711
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: how do I make this thing shine

I second the NuVite suggestion - I polished an entire airplane with it to make a flying mirror. You will learn a lot about polishing also. If you have a bench grinder, you can put a buffing wheel...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-21-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 3,716
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Sailrite LS-1 or LSZ-1?

I recommend the LSZ. I don't do much sail work, but right after I purchased my new sails, a slug caught and I used the winch and RIIIIP! I got some heavy Dacron and sewed a small patch with my...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 6,856
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: How did you get the money for your first sailboat?

While I was in college I found a cheap Hobie 14 that was stored at a local yacht club (under the I-10 bridge) so it was ready to shove off into the water with little notice. I sailed every day in...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 12-13-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: new sails

I had great luck with FX sails. I have purchased for three boats and they all have held up well. Very knowledgeable staff and when they arrive you get a bag and all the accessories. I recommend...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-13-2012
Replies: 46
Views: 8,462
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Stackpacks, Lazyjacks, and Mainsail Facts!

I ordered a kit from Sailrite and built a sail pack for my boat last year. It has made single-handed sailing much more enjoyable. I laid everything out on the livingroom floor, set up my handy...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-07-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Epoxy Filler needed?

If you are just filling screw holes to protect the core, why not use JBQuick instead? West System epoxy makes you wait a day to dry and JBQuick will dry in five minutes. I usually drill the hole...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,566
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Maintain character of teak decks with nonskid

I Installed "PlasDeck" (Synthetic Boat Deck, Yacht Decking, Marine Teak Decking | PlasTEAK & PlasDECK (http://www.plasteak.com/marine-teak-decking)) and really like it. It is a DIY product so you...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Great idea Faster! I may have an issue with the bimini but I will look into it. Thank you.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Yes it will be completely flat all the way back. I plan to elevate it slightly from the existing floor so I don't have to mess with the Syn-Teak work I have already completed. I agree about the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 12-05-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

The pedestal and wheel are mounted. I installed some new cable on the chain and now I'm ready to mount the idler pulleys to direct the cable onto the drive wheel.

At this point I am considering...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Denise you are right but I can build a really cool seat that sits up high and I can steer with my feet and be able to see the sails over the bimini - maybe. I'm still working on all that in my head....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-29-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Progress on the pedestal for my tiller to wheel conversion. Notched out and filled pedestal base; sanded cleaned and taped to get ready for paint:
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-27-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: rework or leave alone the old wooden rudder

Just my 2 cents - I replaced my wood rudder BUT it was a solid hunk of wood and I needed a kick-up rudder. Yours looks like it kicks up already so the wood should work. I would not use body filler....
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Denise you have all the right questions! I considered that and will move everything down if needed. Right now it looks like it will work just fine without hitting the bottom of the cockpit or the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-19-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

I made a little progress this weekend. See the pictures attached. It looks like it is going to just fit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

The actual wheel bore looks to be 1.75". The ID of the donor shaft is 1.5". It splits in half with the removal of bolts. The bushing will have to be a split bushing also - no need to remove the...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-16-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

A few more pictures of the parts I collected. Obviously a lot of clean-up work to do. Thanks for all of the great ideas. I will continue with the project and keep you posted on the progress.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Re: Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

Denise:

You are thinking all the right things - thanks. After thinking about it a while my plan is to modify the wheel to work like a quadrant. Yes, I do have the two extra pulleys that I took...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-15-2012
Replies: 37
Views: 3,052
Posted By cookwithgas
Retrofitting Tiller to Wheel Steering

I found a used wheel pedestal assembly on Craigslist. I had to remove it from an old Islander MKII 30. I plan to install it on my 1967 C&C 31 Corvette. It is not going to be an easy retrofit. My...
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